Bottles and Jars as Vases: 3 Unique Looks

Grab an old vase or recycled bottle, pick a few flowers, and add water: instant beauty for your home. Here are three ideas for showcasing fresh blooms in glass.

Perhaps the most simple to start: Three singular buds stand upright in this glass jar vase from Cox and Cox.

Above: At her wedding last summer, Erin, associate editor of Gardenista, filled glass bottles with flowers and suspended them in mid-air.

Above: For a more dramatic effect, consider displaying tall blooms, such as these white cherry blossoms.


Panchali Yapa
Panchali Yapa2 years ago

Thank you

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe3 years ago

My sister-in-law took some old wine bottles and painted flowers on them. They are really pretty with roses, peonies, or dahlias in them!!

Marija M.
Marija Mohoric3 years ago

good ideas, thank you

Manuela C.
Manuela C.3 years ago


Angela Malafouris

My mother did something similar by adding glass beads that came from the whiskey and similar alcoholic beverages bottles plastic "mouth", you know the plastic little thingy from which the liquid flows...but they don't use those anymore as liquid flow regulators in glass bottles. She also tried some with stones collected from the beach, broken glass rounded up from the waves and marbles... Those are all great to add some weight in the glass vases if the stems of the flowers are too tall and the leaves too bulky. I love glass vases and containers! Thanks for this wonderful article!

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

Fill some with glass beads to reflect light and anchor the flowers in the jars.

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

I love flowers and the play of light on glass!!!

Frances Darcy
Frances Darcy3 years ago

I agree with Rosie M also they come in many pretty shapes

Amandine S.
Past Member 3 years ago

Cool ideas, thank you !

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener3 years ago

Love the whimsical ones!